COVID-19 Daily Update - June 26, 2020

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June 26, 2020



 June 26, 2020


Throughout the COVID-19 public health crisis, the team at Goodman Schwartz Public Affairs has been communicating, in real time, with our clients on all major announcements and circumstances impacting their specific sectors.  We will, of course, continue to rapidly provide such industry specific information, as such circumstances warrant.

As an additional resource for our clients and interested parties, this Arizona COVID-19 Daily Update is intended to provide a broader perspective on the COVID-19 response in Arizona.

Arizona Numbers  UPDATED DAILY

Number of Cases: 66,458 - as compared to 63,030 (6/25)

Tracking of the Daily Increase in New Positive Arizona COVID-19 Cases:  
6/26 - 3,428
6/25 - 3,056
6/24 - 1,795
6/23 - 3,591
6/22 - 2,196
6/21 - 2,592 
6/20 - 3,109
6/19 - 3,246
6/18 - 2,519
6/17 - 1,830
6/16 - 2,392

Number of Deaths: 1,535 - as compared to 1,490 (6/25)

Number of Tests: 636,950 - as compared to 619,143 (6/25)

Hospital Assets In-Use:  
Acute Care Beds:  86%, up from yesterday’s 85%
ICU Beds:  88%, unchanged 
Ventilators:  45%, down from yesterday’s 46%

Arizona Department of Health Services - Coronavirus Home

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code

Governor and Government Agency News Releases

Governor Ducey: "Arizonans Safer At Home” - Office of the Governor  NEW

Arizona Working With Health Care And Federal Partners to Expand COVID-19 Testing - Office of the Governor  NEW

Resilient Arizona Crisis Counseling Program to Provide Free and Confidential Support and Connections to Resources for Arizona Residents Impacted by COVID-19 - Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System  NEW

Municipal Government Face Coverings Declarations - League of Arizona Cities and Towns  ONGOING

Political Potpourri  UPDATED DAILY

Where the Science Stands on Using Face Masks Against Coronavirus - Axios

The IRS Thought it Wasn't Allowed to Withhold Stimulus Checks From the Dead. So it Paid More Than 1 Million of Them - POLITICO

Why Trump’s Focus on Falling Death Rates Could Be Dangerous - POLITICO

Biden Says He Would Make Wearing Face Masks Mandatory for Americans - CNN

Airlines Want Flyers to Feel Safe, But Grab Bag of COVID Policies Adds Turbulence - Kaiser Health News

Arizona News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

National News Stories  UPDATED DAILY

COVID-19 Spikes Derail Reopening Plans Across a Third of U.S. Economy - Newsweek

Texas Closes Bars, Limits Restaurant Occupancy as Coronavirus Cases Rise - The Texas Tribune

Florida Smashes Coronavirus Case Record: Nearly 9,000 Positive Cases on Thursday - National Public Radio

U.S. Sets Daily Record for New Coronavirus Cases - National Public Radio

U.S. Officially Has Worst Coronavirus Pandemic Day Yet - Time

America’s Reopening Grinds to a Halt - Axios

Some States Pause Reopening as Virus Cases Near Record High - Associated Press

Governors Who Quickly Reopened Backpedal as Virus Surges - Associated Press 

As Virus Surges, Younger People Account for ‘Disturbing’ Number of Cases - New York Times

US Health Officials Estimate 20M Americans Have Had Virus - Associated Press

CDC Says Coronavirus Cases Might be 10 Times What Data Show - Time

White House Coronavirus Task Force to Hold First Briefing in Roughly Two Months - Axios

California Governor Declares Budget Emergency Due to COVID-19 Pandemic - Reuters

As COVID Cases Spike, California Shifts Its Strategy - Kaiser Health News

Texas Pauses Reopening as Virus Cases Soar Across the South and West - New York Times

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Halts Elective Medical Procedures Amid COVID-19 Uptick - United Press International

Cities Brace for ‘Collision Course’ of Heat Waves and COVID-19 - Kaiser Health News

Pregnant Women With Coronavirus Hospitalized, Sent to ICU, More Often - USA Today

As Evictions Resume in Texas, Unemployed Renters Have Few Options - The Texas Tribune

International News Stories  UPDATED DAILY 

Coronavirus Accelerates in Africa as Economic Damage Deepens - Axios

Arizona  Department of Health Service Guidance 

Requirements for Business  

Guidance for Organized Youth Activities 

Guidance for Casinos

Guidance for Theaters

Guidance for Shopping Malls 

Guidance for Places of Worship

Guidance for Spas, Massage Therapists and Personal Services

Guidance for Retail

Guidance for Pools

Guidance for Gyms and Fitness Providers

Guidance for Restaurants Providing Dine-In Services

Guidance for Barbers and Cosmetologists

Arizona Department of Education Guidance 

Roadmap for Reopening Schools

Considerations for Leaders in Reopening Schools

Considerations for Teachers in Reopening Schools

Considerations for Students in Reopening Schools

Considerations for Families in Reopening Schools


The COVID Tracking Project  

COVID-19 - Receiving IRS Economic Impact Payments - Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 

COVID-19 State Action Center - National Academy for State Health Policy 

COVID-19 Screening Tool - Apple and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

COVID-19 Stimulus Bill:  What It Means For States - National Conference of State Legislatures  

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act:  Summary of Key Health Provisions - Kaiser Family Foundation  

Roadmap to Pandemic Resilience:  Massive Scale Testing, Tracing, and Supported Isolation (TTSI) as the Path to Pandemic Resilience for a Free Society - Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University

Gubernatorial Executive Orders Issued to Date

2020-2021 School Year - June 24, 2020 

Containing the Spread of COVID-19, Continuing Arizona Mitigation Efforts - June 17, 2020 

Ensuring Statewide Access to Care for COVID-19 Arizona Surge Line - May 28, 2020 

Assisting Arizona Families with Child Care - May 28, 2020  

Stay Healthy, Return Smarter, Return Stronger – May 12, 2020 

Reporting By Nursing Care Institutions, Residential Care Institutions, ICF-IIDs And DD Medical Group Homes To Residents And Families Regarding COVID-19 – May 4, 2020  

Building On COVID-19 Success - Resuming Additional  Business Operations for Barbers, Cosmetologists and Dine-in Restaurants – May 4, 2020  

Return Stronger — Amending the Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected Order – April 29, 2020  

Requesting Exemption From Executive Order 2020-10 Elective Surgeries – April 22, 2020 

Expanding Food Options for Commercial Vehicle Drivers - April 15, 2020

Enhanced Surveillance Advisory - April 14, 2020

Increased Telemedicine Access for Workers’ Compensation - April 14, 2020

On the Job Training for Assisted Living Facility Caregivers - April 14, 2020

The “Good Samaritan Order” Protecting Frontline Healthcare Workers Responding to the COVID-19 Outbreak - April 9, 2020

Remote Online Notarization - April 8, 2020

Flexible Food Item &. Sale of Goods at Restaurants - April 8, 2020

Requirements for Individuals Traveling to Arizona - April 8, 2020

Enhanced Surveillance Advisory - April 8, 2020

Protection of Vulnerable Residents at Nursing Care Institutions, Residential Care Institutions, ICF-IIDs and DD Medical Group Homes from COVID-19 - April 8, 2020

Prohibiting Small Business Evictions - April 7, 2020

Expanding Access to Pharmacies - April 2, 2020

Telemedicine for Pets and Animals - April 1, 2020

Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected - March 30, 2020

Continuity of Work - March 26, 2020

Increasing Hospital Capacity for COVID-19 Preparedness - March 26, 2020

Expansion of Telemedicine - March 25, 2020

Postponement of Eviction Actions - March 24, 2020

Enhanced Surveillance Advisory - March 23, 2020

Prohibiting the Closure of Essential Services - March 23, 2020

Ensuring Individuals Whose Employment is Affected by COVID-19 Have Access to Unemployment Insurance - March 20, 2020

Delaying Elective Surgeries to Conserve Personal Protective Equipment Necessary to Test and Treat Patients with COVID-19 - March 19, 2020

Limiting the Operations of Certain Businesses to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 - March 19, 2020

Limiting In-Person Motor Vehicle Division Visits for License Driver Renewals - March 19, 2020

Protective Measures to Protect Against COVID-19 - March 19, 2020

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